Lately, Ruto has been openly opposing the handshake, the BBI process, and politicizing the war on corruption. Again, he has not come out strongly to support Uhuru’s Big Four agenda.
Back to the Githurai incident, I was shocked when I heard what 41 Kikuyu lawmakers, who support the DP, said in a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta. As a community, we reject Raila Odinga and so we are warning the President to stop imposing him on us.
In what was seen as echoing the sentiments of Deputy President William Ruto’s Tangatanga allies drawn from the region, he further noted: The BBI proposals will only be accepted if the leaders supporting the President and those in the DP’s camp put aside their political differences and jointly support the initiative.
The LSK is lately citing the same grounds in opposing Kananu from assuming the position of Governor. This brings to the fore two questions. Why did they fail to immediately oppose her nomination? Why wait until when the assembly approves her name? Could it turn out the LSK was pushing the agenda of certain political forces?
Though some of the MPs fell short of saying that the Ruto will use the UDA ticket to contest the 2022 presidential election, the DP’s earlier remarks in Msambweni were tellingly. We are here to receive Mhesimiwa Fiesal Bader the first-born of the ‘hustler nation’ movement.
Joseph Mutua Ndonga is a Political Analyst and Blogger